If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).
Korea - Summary of Requirements
SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE
Multiple animals may be recorded on one health certificate.
requirements for importation, unless the species to be exported requires a
CITES permit. If a CITES permit is needed, the importer should acquire an
import permit from Korea’s Ministry of
For additional information please visit the QIA web-site:
To enter Korea, pets (including
military pets/dogs) must be current on their rabies vaccine (given at least 30
days prior to arrival in Korea), have an ISO-compliant microchip, receive a
rabies-neutralization antibody test (0.5 IU/ml or higher), and be accompanied
by a valid health certificate including government endorsement. For pets less
than 90 days old, no vaccination against rabies or rabies neutralization
antibody test is needed but a valid endorsed health certificate is still
The rabies neutralization antibody
test and the microchip implantation can be done upon arrival in Korea. If a
microchip or rabies test is needed upon arrival, pets will be quarantined and tested at
the owner’s expense. Even in this case, the pet must
travel with a valid USDA endorsed health certificate.
Please note: If your pet’s microchip
and rabies titer test results have been completed in the U.S. but are not
documented on the official health certificate issued in the U.S., your pet may
be quarantined and re-tested by Korea at your expense.
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.